Summer on the Emerald Necklace

When the ground thaws and the picnic blankets come out, Boston and Brookline gear up for our signature series of concerts, movies and fitness in the parks! Summer on the Emerald Necklace is a three-month celebration of our historic parks. It’s our favorite part of summer.

Summer on the Emerald Necklace 2018

We’re headed back into the parks for another summer of music, movies and fun. We can’t wait to see you.

Please join us for Summer on the Emerald Necklace 2018!

Summer on the Emerald Necklace 2017

Summer 2017 marked the 10th anniversary of Summer on the Emerald Necklace, and a two-month-long lineup of concerts, yoga, and movies was the perfect way to celebrate the season! Six Sunday evening concerts, ranging from opera to jazz to classical music, took place at Allerton Overlook and Pinebank Promontory in July and August.

A new summer tradition began this season: a movie night in the Back Bay Fens. Moviegoers spent a warm night outdoors watching the hit Disney film “Moana” as they lounged on the grass and enjoyed the park scenery.

Thank you to our partners and sponsors!

Boston Parks and Recreation | Brookline Parks and Open Space | Charter | Focus Real Estate | Whole Foods

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University | Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital |
Brookline GreenSpace Alliance | Commonwealth Cooperative | Fenway Garden Society | Friends of Jamaica Pond | Jamaica Hills Association | Jamaica Pond Association | Mission Hill Fenway Neighborhood Trust | National Park Service Frederick Law Olmsted national Historic Site

Music • Movies • Yoga
& Knucklebones Playspace!
All events are free.

For Summer on the Emerald Necklace inquiries, please contact Events Manager Jamie Santuccio at 617-522-2700 or